The Makellos Classics Team
Escondido, California's premiere Porsche service and sales center.
Makellos Classics Porsche
Makellos Classics is a highly skilled and specialized, one stop shop for your classic Porsche needs. We handle Porsche Sales, Service, Restorations and Custom Builds with a meticulous and hand picked team of experts.
Makellos Classics is a Porsche Service, Sales, Restoration and a custom build shop. We started as enthusiasts who just loved Porsches and we loved finding them in as original condition as possible. From there, we got into the performance aspect of Porsches. You've got a lot of restoration shops and service shops-- we set ourselves apart from the crowd by offering both niches under one roof. There's a lot of restoration shops out there that won't touch a car if it's not going to be a full restoration. And there's a lot of service shops that won't do restoration jobs— for example, they won't do paint work— they won't go the extra mile the way Makellos Classics does. We've strived to have the right guys on our team, that are able to work on these Porsches perfectly and that have been factory trained to work on these cars.
He is our head service technician and has his hand on most of the vehicles that come through our shop. He does all of our engine builds and all of our transmission builds. He has just around 30 years of Porsche experience is factory trained. He was at Pioneer Porsche, which is now San Diego Porsche, for about 28 years before joining the Makellos Classics team.
Our other technician is Mark Straka. Mark has the same capabilities but takes on what Tom can’t get to right then. He can rebuild Porsche engines and transmissions as well. He has around 30 years of experience and is a factory trained Porsche technician as well. Like Tom, he specializes in just about everything Porsche.
Kevin does a little of everything here. The customers know him as our service advisor, he takes care of the customers, he buys the parts for the guys. He also helps Mark and Tom in here in the shop and assists them when needed.
Greg Bartley oversees the cars from start to finish- just making sure that things are done on time. He stays connected with the customers in that aspect. Our goal for service here is to do things right. You know, we want to give the customer something that they can drive and something that they love and something that's just a blast.
Makellos Classics offers only the best quality Porsche services and inventory.
"Cannot beat the service, good honest work." - Ilya Glazunov
"this a special group of people who care about you." - David Duncan
"They leverage 25 years of experience with intellectual curiosity and an unfailing sense of exactness." - Rick B
The Boots on the Ground
Stewart Cameron oversees our daily winery operations and is involved in all facets of winemaking at Notch along with Director of Winemaking Mike Sinor. After studying cellular and molecular biology in college, Stewart moved to San Luis Obispo. Here, found himself drawn to the wine industry. He caught the winemaking bug while working in a winery lab in Paso Robles, and he later joined Notch in 2006. He worked his way up to the position of assistant winemaker and was promoted to winemaker in 2013, demonstrating an innate talent for winemaking along the way.
Jaime Muniz has been working at Santa Margarita Ranch since the first grapes were planted in 1999. Jaime is a longtime Central Coast resident and a graduate from Paso Robles High School. When Notch co-owner and viticulturist Doug Filipponi took over vineyard operations in 2005, Jaime’s hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. A year later, Jaime was promoted to assistant vineyard manager and then to vineyard manager in 2009. “I’m always pushing hard, and I never stop learning,” he says. “I love working for a family-owned operation that is dedicated to quality.”
Mike Sinor is recognized as one of the Central Coast’s highest-rated winemakers. His winemaking career on the Central Coast spans more than 20 years. At Notch Winery, Mike directs the quality and style of the wines, and he also oversees viticultural practices at the winery’s estate Margarita Vineyard. His first complete vintage with Notch was 2006. “The opportunity to work with Margarita Vineyard is what really drew me to Notch,” Mike says. “The growing conditions here are remarkable—and that’s something I’m driven to reflect in the wines of Notch.”